Dubai to build largest indoor arena in region to seat 20,000


Baku, November 8, AZERTAC

A multipurpose indoor arena with a capacity of around 20,000 people is to be built in the heart of the city, according to

Work has begun on Dubai Arena, which will cover an area of around 46,000 square metres (500,000 sq ft) near the vast City Walk retail development. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

The air-conditioned stadium, being built by developer Meraas, is described as "the future ‘go-to’ venue for all international music concerts as well as other sporting and entertainment events".

The venue will be managed by AEG Ogden, part of Anschutz Entertainment Group, which owns or is affiliated with other entertainment venues such as The O2 in London, the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, the Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai and Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.

The company recently delivered Dubai Parks and Resort, which will be home to three major theme parks- Bollywood Parks, Motiongate, and Legoland — by the end of the year.


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